Google Search picks up a Star Wars Easter egg

Google Search picks up a Star Wars Easter egg
Star Wars fever is in full swing today. The first reviews of Episode VII are coming out, Google released a new Chrome experiment last night so you can kill Storm Troopers with your phone, and now we just learned that there is a fun Easter egg in Google Search specifically for Star Wars fans. The Easter egg was first discovered a few weeks ago, but it's new to us and the timing seems right to show you how it works. 

All you really have to do is go to the Google Search bar and do a search for "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away." Assuming everything goes right, your search results UI will change. You'll see a black sky full of stars and then the iconic Star Wars text crawl will begin, except this time around the text will be made up of the search results for the phrase "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away."

We say, "assuming everything goes right" because for some reason the Easter egg worked perfectly on a Nexus 6P, but did not work on a Nexus 9. We're guessing that means this might be available only on phones, but we haven't tested enough devices to confirm that. Still, it's a fun little trick. Let us know in the comments if you find other devices where it doesn't work.

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11 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Star wars, star wars, star wars! Everyway I go I read about SW. Holy balls, the fake-ass hype to squeeze tons of cash from people is real, folks. I know that SW is a legendary and all - I've seen all official movies, but for the love of God. They really are overhyping the new movie. Billboards, ads, mobile games, pc game, food with SW branding - everything to promote the new SW movie.

5. bambamboogy02

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Yes, most epic movie series ever. What's the problem? The last one(s) kind of sucked in comparison to the previous. The first, Episode IV, was released on May 25, 1977. The Return of the Jedi was released in 1983, This new one is continuing where it left off, so it's been ~32 Years now. So yeah, just a little hype.

2. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

isnt working on Z1 Compact with Android 5.1.1

3. charbel.daher

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Worked on samsung s6 edge

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't wanna see anything, till I get to the movies this Saturday.

6. bambamboogy02

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Same here, but i'll wait and see it on a Tuesday night, to avoid the SUPER crowds.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I bought advanced tickets, so I'm locked in to that date, but I don't mind the crowd. I let my wife (who's not a star wars junkie) know, we need to be there at least an hr early. I cannot wait.

9. bambamboogy02

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Yeah, Smart. Don't know if 1 hour will be enough. Unless the theater you are watching it at allows you to pick seats. In Houston, and Dallas, lines get long quick. Sometimes 90-120 mins before the movie starts on opening night. Epic movies like this, I would imagine it breaking all sorts of box office records for opening night, and weekend, and etc.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, this theater is at a hotel, it first come first serve. I've been to midnight screenings, and they're really packed. You're right, I think we'll go 2 hrs early.

11. bambamboogy02

Posts: 827; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Smart man.

7. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Works fine on an S5. The links were active, which I didn't expect.

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